International Students

Why Ircom ?

  • High-quality teaching since 1984
  • Nearly 100% examinations pass rate
  • Convivial “family” atmosphere
  • Small class size
  • Individual attention
  • Personalized tutoring and academic advising
  • Extensive network of client and partner companies for internships
  • Study rooms available  / campus located in a calm, wooded environment

Institut Albert le Grand

Institut Albert le Grand is a unique French bachelor’s program combining humanities and political science.

Academic courses

To see the course list

Semester 1 – 1st year BA course descriptions

Semester 1 – 2nd year BA course descriptions

Semester 2 – 1st year BA course descriptions

Semester 2 – 2nd year BA course descriptions

Visiting and Erasmus undergraduate students are permitted to comple additional coursework at Institut Mac Luhan (postgraduate program in Communication) and Institut Pedro de Béthencourt (postgraduate program in Development Management for NGOs and IOs).

Course dates

First semester: mid-September

Examinations: mid-January

Second semester: mid-January

Examinations: June

See the learning agreement (for non-EU students only) to be filled after our selection process.

Learning agreement

Learning agreement changes

How to apply ?

Step 1 : fill out an Application form (for EU students and non EU students)

Application deadline: May 31

Step 2 :  Additional information may be requested and you may be invited to interview at the school

Step 3: Institut Albert le Grand will inform you of its admission decision.

Institut Mac Luhan

Institut Mac Luhan offers a high-quality communications program.

Academic courses

Visiting and Erasmus undergraduate students are permitted to complete additional coursework at Institut Albert le Grand (undergraduate program in Humanities and Political Sciences) and Institut Pedro de Béthencourt (postgraduate program in Development Management for NGOs and IOs).

Course dates

First semester: mid-September

Examinations: mid-December

Second semester: January

Examinations: June

Institut Pedro de Béthencourt

A Master’s that can help giving meaning to your work ! Institut Pedro de Béthencourt offers a Master’s degree in social and humanitarian action. A Master’s created in partnership with French, European and International NGOs and associations in the field of cooperation and development.

Our teaching methods combine :

  • High-level theoretical courses and practical exercises.
  • Role-playing and simulations of real humanitarian emergency crises and field internships (6 months)
  • Personalized coaching to develop your professional goals and to help orient your job search
  • A devoted teaching team
  • Encouragement of solidarity among students
  • 20% international students from all over the world

Thanks to field internships and our numerous partnerships with professionals in the fields of social and humanitarian action, 92% of graduates find a job within six months after graduation.

Academic courses

First year

The first year is dedicated to the understanding and analysis of humanitarian and social action context. Courses deal with interpersonal and intercultural relationships and geopolitics. The students complete a four-months internship to discover the field of humanitarian and social action. They present a report at the end of the year. Duration: 400 h of classes  + 4 months internship from November to Fébruary.

Second Year

The objective of the second year od studies is to gain specific professional skills and applicable knowledge for use in humanitarian and social sectors. Classes deal with project cycle management: understanding specific contexts, needs identification, fundraising, implementation and assessment. Several workshops and role-playing complement the theoretical courses. Students also learn how to manage teams. In addition, students receive high-level courses in fundamental ethics, professional ethics and decisional ethics. Coaching tools help them to develop their professional goals.

The master ends with a six months internship, in France or abroad, and a report.

Duration: 500 h of classes + 6 months internship from September to August.

To see the course list

How to apply ?

Please send your file by email (to see required documents, click here).

Interviews can be arranged by phone or by skype. Institut Pedro de Béthencourt will inform you of its decision regarding your admission status.

For non-European residents, it is highly recommanded to begin formalities for your visa as soon as possible.


In 2007, Ircom was awarded with an Extended Erasmus University Charter. In, 2014 our internationalization efforts continue with the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education under the Erasmus+ Programme.

To have more information :


Europe-Education-Formation Agency

Institutional Code : F ANGERS23

Application Reference Number : 238785-LA-1-2014-1-FR-E4AKA1-ECHE

ECHE Code : 238785-EPP-1-2014-1-FR-EPPKA3-ECHE

List of the institutions awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education under the Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

Erasmus policy statement

Where are we located ?

Ircom is located in Les Ponts-de-Cé, close to the center of Angers, a city that is part of Loire Valley World Heritage. 1 hr 30 min from Paris and from the Atlantic Ocean. In the Maine-et-Loire department and the Pays de la Loire Region.

Angers and its metropolitan area

  • Population : 160 000 – Agglomeration  Angers Loire Métropole : 285 000
  • 35 000 students. 4th French city concerning the percentage of students present in the population
  • Cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty
  • TGV (high speed train) railway station : 2 hr 30 min direct services to and from Charles de Gaulle airport.

Contact us

Christophe Coupry

Coordinateur Erasmus+

02 41 79 64 64